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Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Grandpa Bob sent a wonderful surprise in the mail. It was many, many pieces of foam road track. The pieces all fit together and form roads and towns. We had to build it right away.

After taking the living the entry rooms for two days, the giant roadway set has now a new home in the basement playroom.

It was only a matter of time...

Sunday, March 29, 2009


The day started with lots of throw up and ended with lots of crying. But in between was a wonderful day of play. Since Henry and I skipped Liturgy due to projectile vomiting (him, not me), it was decided that we must immediately assemble a spy army. The purpose of the spy army is to spy on sleeping people and we must only speak in whispers.

The army is assembled. Whispers only, please.

After the vomiting subsided, it was business as usual around here.

Rulers were looked through and bread was baked.

Babies were moody and brothers were silly.

Milk was consumed in large quanities. Never fear, Monday is milk day.

James decided we must take some pictures. First he wanted one with Papa and Margaret.

Then with Mama and Margaret.

Here comes Isaac. Quick Isaac, come get in the picture!

I hear Henry coming down the steps. Henry! Come take a picture with Mama, Margaret, Isaac and me!

After this was done, James wanted to repeat the process with Papa in the pictures instead of me, but I think everyone was pictured out by this time.

And dinner was ready. It was a great Sunday.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

At least it was only the chairs...

"Hi mama. What are you doing?" "Well, I'm resting."
"Why are you resting?" "I just cleaned up the living room for our guests next week."

"Want to come and see what I made?" "What did you make?" "C'mon! I'll show you!"

"It's the first-ever conna-copter jet plane! And I used all the chairs for it!"

Thursday, March 26, 2009

End of March Days.

There really isn't a lot going on around here that is blogworthy. We are way behind in schooling (who isn't?) and so we are spending a lot of time hitting the books. We've had some nice sunny days, which makes being in the school room so nice since it is such a bright sunny room.
Margaret likes to climb up into chairs and sit in them. This never ends well for her. She either tips over in the chair, falls out of the chair, or sits there and cries for someone to come and get her out of the chair. No one ever does, thus forcing her to either tip over the chair or fall out. She will then crawl to wherever I am, and after she has my full attention , she will proceed to throw a tantrum. I am guessing this is the same tantrum she would throw if I had witnessed her fall out of the chair.

There is a renewed interest in the wedgits around here. Lots of spaceships and missle-launching aircraft have been created. Every spaceship/aircraft created comes with a free five minute demonstration on the various parts of the ship and how it flies (yawn). These demonstrations are in fact so important, that even someone in the shower must witness the demonstration right away. I think there is some sort of hidden wedgit alarm that alerts the children that I am in the shower and in need of a wedgit building demonstration. Moving the creation to the bathroom almost always guarantees that some, if not all, of the craft will fall apart- thus requiring not one, but two lengthy demonstrations: one on wedgit spaceship/warship building, and one on flight patterns. And no, locking the bathroom door does not help. Persistant knocking and the calling of "Mama" during a shower is way more annoying than showering with the curtain open while I "ohhh" and "ahhh" over their masterpieces.

Henry has build an apartment complex that he would not live in. "Because I am too big to live in a wedgit!" Silly me.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Do they ever stop talking?

Funny times at our house.

From James: "Mama! I was in the bathroom and Isaac kept knocking on the door and everytime I said, 'Who is it?' he would say that he was someone else. And I kept telling him to leave me alone, but he was still doing it only being someone else each time. And one time he said he was 'the dude!'"

From Isaac (an oldie but a goodie): "Mama, when can I ride in a limosine?" "Well, maybe after you get married. People sometimes ride in them after they are married." "Oh good! And I want you to ride with me!" "No, I can't ride with you. You will ride with your wife." He is instantly in tears: "But I want you to come too!" "Okay, fine. I'll come too." All the boys believe that they are going to live here with their wives and children after they are grown up. We are fostering that idea in hopes of getting a reality television show when it happens.

From Henry (with his arms extended the full length): "Mama. Your bootie is thhhhhiiiiisss bbbiiiiggggg!"

From Margaret: "Mama! Mama! Mama! Mama!" "Yes, Margaret?" "Papa buk. Papa buk." (Papa book. Margaret must show me every book she finds that belongs to Michael. And for those of you that have ever been to the Krom house, you know that this game can go on for years).

From a neighbor girl (in a voice that only a four year old girl can make): "Miss Jessica? You look just like a pretty dog." This is possibly the nicest compliment I have ever gotten because she was completely sincere.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Another holiday, another tooth

James lost his second tooth on Saint Patrick's Day. I am really hoping the next tooth will be the black tooth that he knocked falling out of the back door when we lived in Avondale Estates. This May, it will be five years since that tooth turned black.

Spring is on its way!

With temperatures in the 60's the kids have spent the last five hours playing outside. We now have 14 children in a six house radius and so there is always someone around to play with. James still manages to come up with some attitude for the picture. Sporting an attitude about everything is his newest thing. Usually it's funny stuff like the deeps sighs of boredom or the rolling of the eyes.Isaac is still my little overly-sensitive sweetie.

Henry always seems to be up to something. Shortly after this photo was taken I discovered about half of the neighbors moon-sand in Henry's pockets. "I wanted it for the bath tub with Market!" He's making as illy face in this photo.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Interview with the kids

I asked each of the kids these questions separately. It was pretty fun to hear their answers.

1. What is something I always say to you?

James (almost 7): Wait. You say that a lot of times.
Isaac (5): Hmmm. A lot of times I ask you if we can watch a movie and you say no.
Henry (3): I love you

2. What makes me happy?

James: Hugs and Kisses
Isaac: When I help you.
Henry: Me.

3. What makes me sad?

James: When I get hurt.
Isaac: When I'm being mean.
Henry: When you fall.

4. How do I make you laugh?

James: Hmmm. By tickling me and some other ways.
Isaac: By doing funny jokes.
Henry: When you make me silly.

5. What was I like as a child?

James: You had a ponytail.
Isaac: You played and you were going crazy sometimes.
Henry: Little. A baby.

6. How old am I?

James: 31.
Isaac: 30.
Henry: 6

7. How tall am I?

James: Four and a half feet.
Isaac: 30 pounds
Henry: I don't know.

8. What is my favorite thing to do?

James: Hug me and kiss me.
Isaac: Sew.
Henry: Play.

9. What do I do when you're not here?

James: Watch movies. Take all my money.
Isaac: Work on the computer.
Henry: Watch the movies that has the bomber in it that you and James like (The Narnia movies).

10. If I become famous, what will it be for?

James: Our family.
Isaac: I don't know.
Henry: For me!

11. What am I really good at?

James: Hugging and Kissing.
Issac: Sewing.
Henry: Sports. (?!?!)

12. What am I not really good at?

James: I don't know.
Isaac: Once you weren't good with your sewing machine and you sewed your finger.
Henry: Cooking. And cleaning when Market makes a mess with the snacks. And soccer.

13. What is my job?

James: Housekeeping and teaching.
Isaac: Sewing and going to sewing.
Henry: You work.

14. What is my favorite food?

James: Chocolate
Isaac: Peanut soup and risotto.
Henry: Macaroni and cheese.

15. What makes you proud of me?

James: You love me.
Isaac: When you let us watch movies.
Henry: Kissing you.

17. What do you and I do together?

James: Cook and lots of other stuff.
Isaac: Play games.
Henry: Play. Play games.

18. How are we the same?

James: We both love each other.
Isaac: Because we have the same hair.
Henry: I don't know. You ask too many questions!

19. How are you and I different?

James: You're a girl and I'm a boy.
Isaac: We do different things.
Henry: You ride a big bike and I ride a little bike.

20. How do you know that I love you?

James: Because you say you do.
Isaac: Because you give hugs and kisses.
Henry: You always kiss me.

21. Where is my favorite place to go?

James: Home.
Isaac: To sewing class.
Henry: To sewing class.

Thursday, March 12, 2009